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BIFA is a special interest group within BAPEN. Though interested in both acute and chronic intestinal failure its principal focus is on specialised IF services. It consists therefore of healthcare professionals involved or interested in home parenteral nutrition (HPN) and the management of Type 2 intestinal failure. Its focus is pan-UK, adult and paediatric, and multiprofessional. Membership of BIFA is open to those who are individual members of BAPEN or affiliate members through a Core Group of BAPEN.

Terms of Reference


Members of the Committee

  • Jeremy Nightingale (Chair / Physician)
  • Alison Young (Secretary / NNNG / Nurse)
  • Phil Stevens (Scotland / Surgeon)
  • Gerard Rafferty (N Ireland / Physician)
  • Rhys Hewett (Wales / Physician)
  • Trevor Smith (BAPEN President / Physician)
  • Simon Gabe (ex-President / Physician)
  • Michael Glynn (Physician)
  • Simon Lal (Physician)
  • Jeremy Woodward (Physician)
  • Gordon Carlson (Surgeon)
  • Theodoric Wong (BSPGHAN / Paediatrician)
  • Kirstine Farrer (PENG / Dietitian)
  • Alison Culkin (PENG / Dietitian)
  • Ruth Newton (BPNG / Pharmacist)
  • Mia Small (HPN network chairman/ BANS / Nurse)
  • Carolyn Wheatley (Chair of PINNT / Patient)

Disclaimer: BAPEN Position Statements/Guidelines have been prepared as guidance only to assist qualified healthcare professionals in the decision making processes surrounding nutritional care. Users of these materials may only do so on the condition that they exercise their own professional knowledge and skills when applying such guidance to specific circumstances. Anyone without the appropriate qualifications must seek the advice of a qualified healthcare professional before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the policies or guidance. BAPEN does not (i) owe a duty of care to users of the policies or guidance who are not qualified healthcare professionals; and (ii) cannot accept liability to anyone using these policies or guidance.


BIFA Guidelines & Recommendations

Management of central vein thrombosis in patients receiving HPS (Draft Guidelines). Published: May 2021. Comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 20th August 2021

BIFA Position Statements


BIFA Articles


NHS Network for Purchasers of Home Parenteral Nutrition

The NHS network for purchasers of HPN is a closed forum for NHS staff who look after Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN) patients in England. This is the only place where all of the national framework documentation, including the framework specification and all appendices is posted. Membership is not limited to one individual per HPN centre.

Please click here to find out how to join

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